"Quelle fille excitante que Zenaide!", ecrit Flaubert a Tourgueniev a propos de Premier amour. "C'est une de vos qualites de savoir inventer les femmes. Elles sont ideales et reelles. Elles ont l'attraction et l'aureole." L'aureole de Zenai'de, le prototype de la jeune fille russe, capricieuse, insaisissable, irresistible, le "premier amour" du narrateur (Tourgueniev lui-meme) qui trouvera en son pere un rival heureux. L'aureole de Lise, une "mouette" deja, l'heroi'ne de Nid de gentilhomme, histoire d'un amour impossible, analyse desenchantee du conflit qui dechire les Russes cultives du milieu du siecle dernier entre la fascination de l'Occident et l'amour-haine du pays natal. Et aussi, telle que Tourgueniev en a ete le poete par excellence, la "nature nue et sauvage de la steppe fraiche et grasse" avec ses "longues cretes mamelonnees, ses ravins garnis de buissons de chenes nains et ses petits villages gris".
Книга полностью на английском языке. Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park: her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You. American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages… maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.
Darcy Stone is game for anything--except sexy Navy vet and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who'd so soundly rejected her when she'd needed him most.. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers. AJ admits it--Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like her, and he's not making the same mistake twice--until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship to impress investors. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?
Cassie is nothing if not organised. A successful journalist, shes ticked almost all the boxes: attentive boyfriend, own flat, good job, great friends...its all fallen into place. In theory, at least. Theres one part of Cassies life, however, which is anything but organised, and thats her love for the Darling family. As the only child of ambitious parents, Cassie spent her childhood abandoned to the somewhat peremptory care of a series of nannies until one day, peeping over the garden wall, she met her nextdoor neighbours: Fritz and Ben, the boys who became her inseparable childhood friends, Gudrun, their father, and Phoebe Darling, the woman who took Cassie in and transformed her life. But now Phoebe is ill, and when she summons Cassie to ask of her the only favour shes ever requested, Cassie knows she cant say no. But what Phoebe asks is an impossibility: concerned about what will happen to Fritz and Ben after her death, she wants to see them safely married off. Yet entertaining as they were as children, theyre terrible as adults. Theyre utterly charming, ridiculously sexy and completely irresistible, but theyre also totally unemployable, hopelessly messy and irretrieva
This swoonworthy, romantic companion novel to Wendy Higgins's New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series is told from irresistible bad-boy Kaidan's point of view. Readers will love getting inside Kaidan's head, especially fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, the Selection series by Kiera Cass, and by Jamie McGuire.When bad-boy drummer Kaidan Rowe encounters good girl Anna Whitt, the girl chosen to vanquish the demons from earth, he can't stop thinking about her. The Nephilim son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan tries to help Anna embrace a life of sin, but she gradually helps him see that he's meant to do more with his life. Their relationship is as tortured as it is passionate, for Nephilim are forbidden to fall in love. But as hard as they may try to obey, Kai can't seem to stay away from Anna, nor Anna from Kai.Full of chemistry and high-stakes drama, this companion book is darker, hotter, and completely satisfying.
Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose. Формат: 16 cм x 24 см.
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.
It begins at the stroke of midnight on the first day of 1997. As the year turns, a group of disparate individuals from different backgrounds, from all corners of the country, are about to embark on separate journeys which will converge over the course of the next twelve months: among them, Rebecca - mother-to-be, Sam - amnesiac, Roderick - Conservative MP, Jack - lorry driver, Martha - cat burglar, Ben - paraplegic child, Solo - his abandoned father. At the end of that year, their lives will have changed irrevocably, some for better, some for worse, but changed nonetheless. They cannot know what will happen to them, but there is an inevitability in their shared destiny that will prove impossible to withstand... A Revolution of the Sun tells the story of one momentous year through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is not only their stories, but also the anatomy of a nation in flux. Ambitious, powerful, irresistible, it is the work of a writer at the peak of his powers and once again demonstrates Pears to be a great contemporary novelist.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships - only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she's going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.
For readers of Keri Arthur's bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series comes a new sexy and exciting paranormal romance - the second novel in her acclaimed Myth and Magic series. Mercy Reynolds is a reporter in the San Francisco Bay area, but she's also more - and less - than human. Half woman, half air dragon, she's a "draman" - unable to shift shape but still able to unleash fiery energy. Now something will put her powers to the test. Mercy's friend Rainey has enlisted her help to solve her sister's murder. Then a horrible accident claims Rainey's life, leaving Mercy only five days to find the killer: If Mercy fails, according to dragon law, Rainey's soul will be doomed to roam the earth for eternity. But how can Mercy help when she herself is a target? With nowhere else to turn, she must join forces with a sexy stranger - the mysterious man they call "Muerte", or death itself, who's as irresistible as he is treacherous. But can even Death keep Mercy alive for long enough to find her answers?
Despite being abandoned by his parents, Tom Jones grows into a gallant and irresistible young man. Most of his time is spent romping through the English countryside, getting himself into all kinds of trouble with his good nature and unquenchable eye for women. After being betrayed by jealous relatives, Tom is exiled from home and must undergo a variety of trials in his quest to be reunited with his one true love and to redeem himself in the eyes of society. Filled with mischief and adventure, this bildungsroman is one of the most clever and witty novels ever written. Also included is The Female Husband, the previously unavailable sensationalist pamphlet about a legal case involving a transvestite.
What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one--on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town--charming, gorgeous, extremely practical--Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she's sugarplum crazy? Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he's never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but...meeting Santa? Really? Jake's no Scrooge but he's definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love...
Alix Madsen is just finishing her degree in architecture when she's bequeathed the use of a charming eighteenth-century home in Nantucket for one year. Planning to use the time to study for her exams, Alix discovers that nearly everyone she knows has their own agenda as to how she should spend her days while in Nantucket. But all she wants to do is meet Jared Montgomery, the sexy man living in the guest house on the property. Alix is thrilled to discover the world-famous architect living mere footsteps from her, and she's determined to impress him. As Alix tries to solve everyone's problems--including planning her best friend's wedding, finding old journals for her bestselling author mother and solving the mystery behind a nineteenth-century woman--little does she know that Jared is also trying to charm her. He owes his success to Alix's father and he's been ordered to ensure her happiness--a pleasurable enough task for Jared who finds the off-island girl irresistible.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naive and irresistible, young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlinea1 as years pass-while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde's literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era. Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde's clever and sophisticated story Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and two of his delicate fairy tales, The Happy Prince and The Birthday of the Infanta.